December 22,2021

Day by Day with Martin Luther

Read: Zechariah 2:1-3:10 Revelation 13:1-13:18 Proverbs 30:18-20

“True Christian Theology”

“But we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.”
[1st Corinthians 1:23-24]

True Christian theology, as I often warn you, does not present God to us in His majesty, as Moses and other teachings do, but Christ born of the virgin Mary as our Mediator and High Priest. Therefore, when we are embattled against the Law, sin and death in the presence of God, nothing is more dangerous than to stray into heaven with our idle speculations, there to investigate God in His incomprehensible power, wisdom, and majesty, to ask how He created the world and how he governs it. If you want to be safe and out of danger to your conscience and your salvation, put a check on your speculative spirit.
Begin where Christ began – in the Virgin’s womb, in the manger, and at His mother’s breast. For this purpose He came down, was born, lived among men, suffered, was crucified, and died, so that in every way He might present Himself to our sight. He wanted us to fix the gaze of our hearts upon Himself and thus to prevent us from clambering into heaven and speculating and the Divine Majesty.

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